3 CHANGES I’M MAKING TO MY WORKOUT ROUTINE + LEGGINGS I LOVE TO RUN IN

Olive green amazing leggings for running Three changes I'm making to my workout routine Three changes I'm making to my workout routine Olive green amazing leggings for running Three changes I'm making to my workout routine Three changes I'm making to my workout routine Three changes I'm making to my workout routine Olive green amazing leggings for running Three changes I'm making to my workout routine Three changes I'm making to my workout routineBLACK TANK (wearing an XS, has a great supportive built in bra!)  ||  OLIVE GREEN LEGGINGS (wearing an XS, loving the high waist!)  ||  BLUSH RUNNING SNEAKERS (run 1/2 size big, order down)  ||  LIGHT GREY VELOUR SWEATSHIRT (long lean slightly oversized fit. I’m wearing a S)  || GOLD RIMMED AVIATOR SUNGLASSES (such a classic!)

 

Last year I made two big changes in my workout/health routine. I did my best to cut out refined sugar from my diet, and I got really into working out with weights. In years past, my main form of working out was doing pilates and running. After I had my first son, I trained for and ran two half marathons. I often say the months that I spent training for those marathons I was the happiest I had ever been. Up until that point I was not a runner. Running one mile was overwhelming to me! But after constantly running four days a week for training, I loved it!

I saw the fastest change in my body with added weights and cutting out sugar. So much so that I would only start my workouts with running 1-2 miles on a treadmill, with most of my focus being on the weights. Since moving to our new house, I have a lot more running friendly streets, and I’ve been running longer distances outside more often, and I remember how much I love it! So here is what I have decided to do for my workouts this year that I hope will be the best of both worlds…

 

  • I am keeping my weight exercises, and adding longer runs to my workouts. The weights have helped me tone and build muscle, but adding in 2-3 longer runs each week will give my body a break and elongate the muscle.
  • Invest in better running gear. I have some really great workout shoes for lifting weights, but I still have my super old running shoes for long runs. They are pretty worn out, so I just bought these Adidas sneakers from Nordstrom, and I love them! I showed a closer view of them on my stories the other day. They give me really great support without being too squishy or soft. Keep in mind they run at least 1/2 size big! I ordered my normal size and ended up exchanging them for the next size down. I also just got these leggings and I am so obsessed! Zella, only carried by Nordstrom, makes amazing quality leggings. The high waist is so flattering, the fabric is not see-through, and they come in the best colors and styles! I have been so impressed by all of Zella’s line; it makes Nordstrom the first place I shop when I am on the hunt for good athletic wear.
  • I will still try and cut out more refined sugar. I swear a cleaner diet helped me cut so much faster. It also made me less sluggish and more disciplined in my workouts. I jumped off the no sugar train over the holidays and I felt so gross. So I’ve recommitted myself to clean eating again.

 

Now that I’ve posted about it…that means I have to stick with it, right?! I always try to post what I do for my workout on my stories. It helps keep me accountable!

 

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1 Comment

  1. I love those leggings! I’m training for my first full marathon right now, and I need to add a few new leggings to my collection!

    Paige
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